The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:29:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 3 Survival Commands Your Dog Should Knowhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/29/3-survival-commands-your-dog-should-know/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/29/3-survival-commands-your-dog-should-know/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:15 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15254 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Not only is your dog a good companion, but he or she could potentially save your life in a survival situation. With the proper training, you can transform your cuddly puppy into a smart, disciplined survivalist. Training takes time and patience but there are some commands you can teach your dog that could help you […]

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‘X’ Marks the Spot: Free Software Helps Map Your Future Homesteadhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/28/free-software-map-your-future-homestead/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/28/free-software-map-your-future-homestead/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:02:02 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15231 Written by Matt Sevald on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald. Matt has created a unique mapping extension for Google Earth that as he explains below will allow preppers to search for their perfect future homestead site with information Matt has compiled on various threats. This is a powerful tool that Matt has […]

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How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:59:09 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

The bottom just dropped out all of your warning triggers are telling you that it’s time to pack everyone into the family bug out mobile and leave town before it gets worse. Much worse. You thought ahead which is fortunate for you and your family. You have a vehicle adequately equipped for the journey to […]

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Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:32:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Imagine a gathering of 10,000 preppers at a convention somewhere in the heart of Las Vegas and at that convention every single prepper had brought their own fully stocked bug out bag. The same bug out bags that each person had diligently packed using checklists gleaned from various prepping blogs, YouTube videos and their own […]

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The Day After The End of The Worldhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/22/the-day-after-the-end-of-the-world/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/22/the-day-after-the-end-of-the-world/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:30:39 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15148 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

We spend a lot of time on the Prepper Journal discussing the steps you need to take to prepare for some horrible event occurring in your lifetime. This could be as simple as a loss of a job or more serious and life threatening like a hurricane,wildfire or tornado. The steps you need to take […]

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Vehicle EDC Gear List: Don’t Leave the Driveway Without Ithttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/21/vehicle-edc-gear-list/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/21/vehicle-edc-gear-list/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:55:32 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15138 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Your EDC gear that you carry daily can be used in millions of ways. It could be something as trivial as having a light to shine into a dark room for greater visibility or as serious as a weapon to defend your life or the lives of others. We carry and advocate EDC (Every Day […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Condition Oblivioushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/20/dont-fall-victim-to-condition-oblivious/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/20/dont-fall-victim-to-condition-oblivious/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:36:27 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15115 Written by Egbert Throckmorton on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by another one of our readers, Egbert who normally joins the discussion in the comments section of our articles but has today taken center stage as the author of this post. Egbert shares his experiences with fear, victims and the predators who use these to their advantage and […]

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Should You Buy an Air Rifle for Survival?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/16/should-you-buy-an-air-rifle-for-survival/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/16/should-you-buy-an-air-rifle-for-survival/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:13:50 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15075 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Many times through the years I have stumbled into prepper articles or discussions about the best firearms to have for SHTF. There are always different perspectives and I myself have shared my own opinions about what I think are the top 5 firearms every prepper should have. Naturally this assumes firearms are available to you […]

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Big Savings on Prepping Supplies Todayhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/big-savings-on-prepping-supplies-today/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/big-savings-on-prepping-supplies-today/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:55:14 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15043 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on Amazon that takes place today -July 15, 2015, and they are advertising “more deals than Black Friday”. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. If you are a member of Prime and have been looking […]

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5 Ways To Survive With Only a Lighterhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/5-ways-to-survive-with-only-a-lighter/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/5-ways-to-survive-with-only-a-lighter/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15035 Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This post was generously contributed by Gary with Survive Worldwide  – Survival Gear and Tips. Gary shares the importance of a source of flame in your prepping plans with 5 ways to survive with only a lighter. Perhaps the single most useful tool for someone to have in a survival situation is a […]

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DIY Water Well in a Dayhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/13/diy-water-well-in-a-day/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/13/diy-water-well-in-a-day/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:38:40 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15026 Written by Linda Holliday on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by Linda Holliday. Water is at the top of any prepper’s list of items to have on hand but without stores of water or the convenience of freely flowing tap water, finding and treating water could be difficult. In a crisis, not having water could be deadly. Linda […]

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Hard Decisions: Knowing When to Bug Out – Pt. 2http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/11/when-to-bug-out/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/11/when-to-bug-out/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:00:36 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14994 Written by Bolo on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series that was generously contributed by Bolo on knowing when to bug out. In this second article, Bolo continues laying out a large number of triggers that could signal to you that it may be time to gather the family, pack up your bug out […]

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Hard Decisions: Knowing When to Bug Out – Pt. 1http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/10/knowing-when-to-bug-out/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/10/knowing-when-to-bug-out/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:24:38 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14953 Written by Bolo on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by Bolo. It is the first of a two-part series on knowing when to bug out. In this series Bolo will lay out a large number of triggers that could signal to you that it is time to pack up your bug out bag and leave everything behind […]

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Guerrilla Gardening for Survivalhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/09/guerrilla-gardening-for-survival/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/09/guerrilla-gardening-for-survival/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:09 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14914 Written by Bobcat-Prepper on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: The following article has been generously contributed to our community by Bobcat-Prepper. The phrase “guerrilla gardening” was first used in 1973 in New York City, when Liz Christie and her Green Guerrilla group transformed an empty private lot into a vegetable and flower garden for community use. While not legal it was not […]

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Are You Prepared for US Bank Bail Ins?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/08/are-you-prepared-for-us-bank-bail-ins/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/08/are-you-prepared-for-us-bank-bail-ins/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:56 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14895 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

It’s highly likely that anyone reading the Prepper Journal is very aware of the events that are ongoing in Greece at this time. As of this writing, Greek Banks are announcing their intent to raid the deposits of their customers. This is being done they say, to avert a collapse, but the raw truth is […]

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Wearable Tech That Increases Your Chances of Survivalhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/07/wearable-tech-that-increases-your-chances-of-survival/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/07/wearable-tech-that-increases-your-chances-of-survival/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:41:24 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14881 Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

In the wild, it’s every animal for itself. Fortunately with the survival technology available today, you can have the tools you need to help in a dire situation. Often it is the tools of survival that we focus on initially as preppers because they fill a need quickly and their usefulness makes immediate sense. While […]

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Top 5 – Five Gallon Bucket Ideashttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/06/top-5-five-gallon-bucket-ideas/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/06/top-5-five-gallon-bucket-ideas/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:13 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14870 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Preppers and Survivalists are always looking for some good ideas on how to use or re-purpose our preps that we have acquired. One of the more ubiquitous prepping supplies is the lowly five gallon bucket. I found a local salvage company who had a basement full of these for a dollar a bucket and picked […]

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Don’t Fall for the Prepper Fantasyhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/02/dont-fall-for-the-prepper-fantasy/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/02/dont-fall-for-the-prepper-fantasy/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:02:39 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14848 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

There are so many thoughts and beliefs around what our own personal TEOTWAWKI reality will look like. Every prepper I talk to about any subject has their own take on what will happen, when it will happen, how bad it will get and in what order the chaos will or won’t descend into their world. […]

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Bullets for Barter: Good Idea or Disaster Waiting to Happen?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/06/30/bullets-for-barter-good-idea-or-disaster-waiting-to-happen/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/06/30/bullets-for-barter-good-idea-or-disaster-waiting-to-happen/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:09:03 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14821 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

So many articles have been written on the subject of bartering for preppers from many different viewpoints. Bartering is seen by many as the natural method people will use in order to conduct commerce when the grid goes down. If the economy collapses, as some fear and our money supply disappears, people will go back […]

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Bug Out Bag Water Filtration Optionshttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/06/29/bug-out-bag-water-filtration-options/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/06/29/bug-out-bag-water-filtration-options/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:24:01 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14783 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

A critical prep that you have to plan for including in your bug out bag is water. When I first got into prepping, I had people saying that they would carry all of the water they needed in their bug out bags. If you figure 3 gallons (1 gallon per person per day), that would […]

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